I’ve recently joined a FaceBook group of 48 authors of distinguished, award-winning, and best-selling fiction. (Yes, I’m proud to be included.)

Because of the crisis in book publishing, we’ve banded together to urge readers to give a book to someone this holiday season.

Our motto: You can’t give more enchantment for less.

Indeed! Consider these:

Dracula in Love by Karen Essex. “…the writing is so vivid, lusciously sexy and chillingly outrageous by turns…” – The Star Ledger http://tinyurl.com/2eyohd4

The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh. “This tender tale of sisterhood, self-discovery, and forgiveness will captivate fans of contemporary women?s fiction.?- Library Journal http://theresewalsh.com/books.html

The Murderer’s Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers. “A powerful portrait of sisters growing up in the shadow of violence . . . A thought-provoking, heart-tugging debut.” Boston Magazine http://tinyurl.com/264efbn

Every day we’ll be posting three book suggestions. I’ll sometimes be posting them here, sometimes in other forums.

Usually Santa gives each of our children a hardcover book for Christmas (nice guy, eh?), but this year our son has converted to Kindle. What to do? I’ve discovered Santa can give him a Kindle book as a gift (and it will be good on his iPad, too, through the free Kindle app).

Buy a book! Now!